Summer Hmong Program 2020

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Note: Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the summer Hmong study-abroad programs in China and Thailand have been canceled. The Hmong program will be offering online medical Hmong instead.


Medical Hmong (Online Course)

This online course is designed for students and working professionals interested in learning the Hmong language in relation to the medical field. While effective communication is essential in all fields of work, it is especially vital in the medical field. The course will provide a foundation for speaking, reading, writing, and listening comprehension for individuals interested in working with Hmong-speaking patients, clients, and others in the medical field. Emphasis will be on key phrases, vocabulary, and cultural nuances related to the medical field. Students will have opportunities to learn and apply materials to real-world case scenarios and situations in the medical field.

Course content includes, but is not limited to:

1. General greetings and introductions used in interpersonal settings;

2. Conversational Hmong, geared towards medical topics;

3. Medical terminology and cultural expressions relating to health and culture.


Course Number

HMNG 1013 Medical Hmong

May 18-June 5, 2020 (3-week session; 18 instructional hours)

Delivery format:

  • week 1 - synchronous (M, W, F 6-8 pm);
  • weeks 2 and 3 - optional synchronous; recordings available for asynchronous study

Credits: 1

Prerequisite: None. No prior Hmong language background is required.


Who Will Be My Instructor?

Bee Vang-Moua is the Director of Hmong Language Instruction in the Department of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies. She is also a part of the Hmong Women Leadership cohorts in the Twin Cities. Bee led the Moua Women Cohort to China in 2016, the Summer 2018 Hmong Language Immersion & Culture in China, and the Summer 2019 Hmong Language & Cultural Immersion in Thailand. Read more about her experiences here


How to Register

UMN students register for summer in the same manner they register for any other semester. 

Non-UMN students register as "non-degree seeking students" through the College of Continuing and Professional Studies. Follow these steps to complete your registration as a non-degree seeking student


Have Questions?

Contact Bee Vang-Moua at


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